Archive for September, 2010

Twitter fun

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I love twitter. For all my folks said “don’t talk to strangers” I’m glad I ignored their advice (only on twitter, safety first). I like the 140 character banter, keeps it simple. This came about when a twitter friend @aLittleGerman requested something to draw. I suggested a boat full of owls…see her awesome twoodle here. I returned the twoodle with a mafia dog…there you go. Twitter…don’t be shy.

I also like the fact Twitter informed me “aLittleGerman is now following you”

Men & Motors : Streethawk

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Streethawk

I loved streethawk when it was on. It was basically knight rider on a motorbike. The music for it was put together by Tangerine dream…it rocked.

Men & Motors : The Tardis

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The Tardis

In 1996, the BBC applied to the UK Patent Office to register the TARDIS as a trademark. This was challenged by the Metropolitan Police who felt that they owned the rights to the police box image. However, the Patent Office found that there was no evidence that the Metropolitan Police — or any other police force — had ever registered the image as a trademark. In addition, the BBC had been selling merchandise based on the image for over three decades without complaint by the police. The Patent Office issued a ruling in favour of the BBC in 2002.

Men & Motors : Slave 1

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Slave 1

Ah yes, only the true geek knows the ship is called slave 1. To be honest I could fill my blog with star wars stuff…easy. All the bad guys in star wars had far better weapons and machines. This bad boy belongs to boba fett, the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy. George lucas said that had he known the character was going to be so popular he would have gave him a better death.

Men & Motors (geek mythology)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Got to playing about with the little doodle & it seems to have grown legs. Seemed like a bit of a winning formula, Geeky vehicle + pilot/driver + bit of geeky trivia. So I’ve started up my own wee project. Men & motors (geek mythology).

The speeder bike

George Lucas originally had the idea as just a rocket propelled scooter. The bikes were shot against bluescreen whilst the scenery behind appeared to move at 100mph through a forest in endor it was infact filmed in california on a steady cam moving through the forest at 5mph shooting 1 frame per second then speeded up to 24.

The Batmobile

This is taken from the rather camp TV series that ran from 1966-1968 before die hard batman fans decided it was just too silly and was taken off the air. The car itself is a superficially modified concept car, the Lincoln Futura. This batmobile was turned around in just 3 weeks with the cost of around US$30,000. Sale value at the time in 1966 would have had it at around US$125,000, today it’s estimated value is around US$2 million.

Good find!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Earlier in the week My DIY skills came to a standstill as it turned out my dad had ran off with my drill, leaving my new camera shelf a meer plank. Luckily a workmate stepped up with the goods. However not only did he turn up with drill in hand but also this. On a visit to the local recycling centre he stumbled over this little red case…It’s a super 8 bolex camera made in 1978 from what I can gather as the instruction manual is all in italian. It has a lovely lens on it as well as a wide angle lens screw in attachment. I’ve had batteries in it and it appears to be fully functioning. I’ve sent off a few emails regarding film type but hopefully will soon have a new wee project to play with.

As a thanks he’s a big star wars geek so what could be geekier than this. I imagine you need a license to drive a speeder?

You’ve got mail

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Another little doodle. Done mostly in meetings when I should have really been paying attention. Imagine if you received as many letters through the post as you did emails…

big one on flickr for the geeks.